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  • On the run with Liam Neeson

    On the run with Liam Neeson

    Run All Night (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 114 minutesDirected by: Jaume Collet-SerraStarring: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Common, Ed Harris, Génesis Rodríguez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany, Malcolm GoodwinKRS Releasing...

  • Emotional tribute to late Paul Walker

    Emotional tribute to late Paul Walker

    Paul Walker’s final appearance in the street-racing franchise Fast & Furious left a preview audience teary-eyed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. It was the first public screening of the actor’s last film before he died in a car crash. In...

  • The Crow gets sequel

    The follow-up to cult 1990s film The Crow is about to start filming at Pinewood’s new studios in Cardiff. The multimillion-pound blockbuster is a reboot of the 1994 horror flick which hit the headlines after lead actor Brandon Lee – son of martial...

  • Kanye West to headline Glastonbury

    Kanye West to headline Glastonbury

    Kanye West has been confirmed as one of this year’s headline acts at the Glastonbury Festival. The rap superstar will top the Saturday bill at the June event, Emily Eavis, daughter of the festival’s founder Michael, revealed on Twitter. It raises...

  • Successful transformation

    Successful transformation

    OperaL’Elisir d’AmoreManoel Theatre I am a traditionalist at heart and steer warily of extravagantly distracting reinterpretations of much-loved opera. However, when done so well and so slickly as Denise Mulholland has with L’Elisir d’Amore, then...

  • Unique Stradivari experience

    ConcertA Stradivarius Among UsSt Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral It is pretty unique when one can enjoy a Stradivarius live at a benefit concert. This was the opportunity provided by two firms active in the field of sophisticated medical engineering.

  • Cinderella reigns at US box office

    Cinderella reigns at US box office

    Cinderella enchanted audiences this weekend, racking up a royal $70.1 million to lead the domestic box office and a massive $132 million globally. The adaptation of the classic fairy tale follows Walt Disney Studios’ strategy of raiding its...

  • UN creates‘world’s happiest playlist’

    The United Nations is marking International Day of Happiness by creating ‘the world’s happiest playlist’. Stars including Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, John Legend and James Blunt have contributed to the playlist, as have United Nations Messengers of...

  • New Cinderella taps women and their purchasing power

    New Cinderella taps women and their purchasing power

    Fairy tales and frothy princess gowns might be the perfect draw for kids, but with Walt Disney Co.’s retelling of the Cinderella story, the grown-ups might find themselves doing the fantasising. British director Kenneth Branagh has taken the fairy...

  • Spacey revels as anti-hero president in House of Cards

    Spacey revels as anti-hero president in House of Cards

    Forget about likeable, upstanding characters doing what is right. Kevin Spacey is convinced that like the ruthless, morally corrupt politician he portrays in Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning political drama House of Cards, the anti-hero is here to...

  • Tribeca festival to pay tribute to Monty Python

    Tribeca festival to pay tribute to Monty Python

    A new documentary about Monty Python will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and members of the British comedy troupe will attend a special screening of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail to mark its 40th anniversary. The...

  • Terry Jones slams finance in provocative documentary

    Terry Jones, a founding member of the Monty Python comedy team, targets the global financial system in a provocative documentary and warns of more meltdowns if the system is not fixed soon. Jones, co-writer and co-director of Boom Bust Boom, uses...

  • Rivera and Kahlo works go on display in Detroit

    Rivera and Kahlo works go on display in Detroit

    The Detroit Institute of Arts, renowned for its Diego Rivera murals, has opened a public exhibition of his works and those of his wife, Frida Kahlo, thebiggest since the museum’s collection was threatened in the city’s bankruptcy. Diego Rivera and...

  • An emotional roller-coaster

    An emotional roller-coaster

    His sexually-charged works elicit polarised reactions, leading some to question whether Eddie Peake’s intention is purely to shock. Naima Morelli interviews the London artist about his current exhibition, A Historical Masturbators. After...

  • Sculpture exhibition at Cavalieri Art Hotel

    Sculpture exhibition at Cavalieri Art Hotel

    A contemporary sculpture exhibition consisting of a large collection of works by Maltese sculptors that documents roughly 100 years of local expression in bronze, wood, gesso, fibre, papier mâché, ceramics, terracotta, stone and metal is being...

  • Mdina exhibition

    Mdina exhibition

    ­Daniel John Bugeja is holding an art exhibition at Palazzo de Piro entitled Rixtelli u Mapep mal-Milja taż-Żmien. The exhibition runs until March 31. Bugeja is a self-taught artist who applies his artistic vision through his unique interpretation...

  • Phobics debut EP

    Phobics debut EP

    Four-piece alternative rock band Phobics will be launching their debut EP on March 27 at Django, Valletta. Phobics is Sam Christie on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Chris Vella on lead guitar and backing vocals, Jamie Hayes on bass guitar and Pete...

  • Keeping art and memory alive

    Keeping art and memory alive

    An exhibition to honour the life and work of Carmelo Mangion (1905-1997) has been set up at the Casino Maltese, Valletta. Mangion was one of Malta’s most interesting modern artists, who, however, lived a very private life and who did not show his...

  • Maltese artist in global project

    Maltese artist in global project

    Over 200 visual artists living in 200 different countries are using their art and their national flags in a bid to raise global awareness about the value of freedom. Malta was represented by Ray Piscopo. French contemporary artist Klaus Guingand...

  • The world through music

    The world through music

    Berne tells Ramona Depares how her music helps give a new perspective to life ahead of the launch of her debut album, Conversations. Her work is haunting, almost spiritual. With its heavy focus on vocals and on the lyrics themselves, Berne’s music...

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